House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., released a strong statement after FBI Director James Comey said the new review won’t result in charges against Hillary Clinton. The Wisconsin Republican, who at times has butted heads with his own party’s nominee, said voters must indict Mrs. Clinton at the ballot box because she operates under two sets of rules.
“Regardless of this decision, the undisputed finding of the FBI’s investigation is that Secretary Clinton put our nation’s security at risk and in doing so compromised our national security,” he said in a statement Sunday. “She simply believes she is above the law and always plays by her own rules.”
The 2016 presidential race was shaken up nearly two weeks ago when the FBI director informed the Congress that they had reopened the investigation, which the Justice Department tried to stop. The Bureau uncovered what Mr. Comey called “new and pertinent” evidence in the form of more than 600,000 documents from a laptop shared by top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her disgraced husband Anthony Weiner while investigating sex crimes involving minors.
“Fortunately, the American people have the opportunity to to ensure Secretary Clinton never gets her hands on classified information again. Let’s bring the Clinton era to an end by voting for Donald Trump on Tuesday.”
While Democrats argued Sunday that the letter absolves Mrs. Clinton of any wrongdoing, Republicans were quick to point out two things. First, the FBI probe should speak for itself and, second, that it wasn’t the only open investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s activities.
“The FBI found evidence Clinton broke the law, that she placed highly classified national security information at risk and repeatedly lied to the American people about her reckless conduct,” Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. “None of this changes the fact that the FBI continues to investigate the Clinton Foundation for corruption involving her tenure as secretary of state. Hillary Clinton should never be president.”